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13 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

...definitely doesn't help my whole desire to build a shelf layout in the bedroom (well, it doesn't help the "which scale??!" question I'm so stuck on) 

 

So, I’ve tried that a couple of times, and never gotten very far with it.  “Which scale” seems like it would mostly depend on two things, how long a space you have (divide the space by the 40 foot box car length), and what you want to do in running it.  Google “Gum Stump and Snowshoe layout” for an example of a minimalist shelf ... That’s about as little as you can have and still do some sort of operations.  

 

What are you torn between?

 

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4 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

You can use the same technique (minus adding the waves) to make stucco for buildings.  Any kind of thin paper product works, like Kleenex, paper towel, napkins or gift tissue. 

 

I was going to do something today, but I don't even remember what day today is....

 

Another method is to use a textured spray paint from Krylon that has very fine sand as the texturing media.  Comes in several colors.

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#peopleRdumb

 

It is too bad I am stuck playing a people IRL. I am sitting in a comfortable chair. By a window. On a sunny (if cold) day. The chair is very low to the ground. I may not be able to get out of it because it is so low. I may be stuck. If I was (or had been) clever I might have built a platform under this chair, to raise it up higher, but I never did that, because....

 

#peopleRdumb

 

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15 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I got Sephy a ball. She loves it!

 

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Mom! Mom!  Look Mom! It’s round. No matter which way I turn it, it’s always round!!  And it rolls!!!  It rolls all the ways!  Look Mom, not just one way, all the ways!!!

 

::): ::): ::):

 

#goSephy

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I got a new garbage disposal to replace the one I currently have with a burned out motor and rusted grind parts. It's the same manufacturer, same product line, but it's a newer model with stainless steel grind parts instead of galvanized. It was advertised as being a drop-in replacement. But it isn't. Sure, it looks like it will attach to the sink basin using the same flange that I've already got installed, but they changed the way the drain line connects so I now have to redo all of my drain plumbing to install it.

 

I am not a happy camper.

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21 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The Auld Grump - gods above and below, Pixar has come a long way since 1988.

 

I mean, back in 1988 I was still in high school, 3.5" floppy disks were new and I think my university might still have been using Punch cards.  Things did ramp up pretty fast from that in computer graphics land!

 

As far as flour goes, normally I use a 5lb bag per week.  Since I don't want to have too many kinds of flour I just was using bread flour for everything.  Unfortunately, with the flour shortages I've had to switch to all purpose flour, which has thrown off all my baking.  I think I've sorted it out by adding vital wheat gluten when making bread.  Strangely, vital wheat gluten was easy to find at the store. :rolleyes:

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10 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

I mean, back in 1988 I was still in high school, 3.5" floppy disks were new and I think my university might still have been using Punch cards.  Things did ramp up pretty fast from that in computer graphics land!

 

The graphics technology was going through evolutionary changes around that time.  The Abyss was released in 1989, and Terminator 2 was release in 1991, both of which were ground breaking for their time and took ridiculous amounts of time to render.

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16 hours ago, redambrosia said:

And yet, they were still years ahead of everyone else in 1988. 
 

No question about that - heck, I've remembered Tin Toy for all these years.

 

I do have to wonder what the heck George Lucas was thinking when he sold Pixar to Steve Jobs for 10 million.

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16 hours ago, redambrosia said:

It was a very productive day. Got the kitchen cleaned, got a really good start on organizing Sephy’s room, and I got the last of my bones 4 minis glued together. I am still only missing pieces for two minis, so I made out really good. 
 

I even glued together my chibi dragons, which I saw Sephy eyeing greedily.

 

Princesses and dragons, natural enemies.

 

One always tries to eat the other.

 

The Auld Grump

6 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

We have dragons.

 

I want to paint a dragon.

 

I have no idea which one will fit best.

 

#FirstWorldProblems

 

Okay, that was easier than I expected.

 

The dragon I chose was right on top of the box.

 

Sorry, not sorry, Grump. :devil:

Should I be worried?

 

6 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

 

Cool! It came with an Instant Plotline as soon as I put it on the paint table!

Yes, I'm worried.

 

The Auld Grump

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3 hours ago, kristof65 said:

@TheAuldGrump - wasn't Pixar one of the big Amiga users back then?

 

Yes, they were - because it was capable of ray tracing - which otherwise took Paintbox and a machine costing in the tens of thousands for the computer,

 

Then, for a while, the top of the line graphics card for the PC... was an Amiga - the Video Toaster, which included all the processing parts of the Amiga and could be used as a card in the PC. (It started as a card for the Amiga, and was expanded when Commodore started its decline.)

 

The CG in Babylon 5 was executed on the Amiga version of Video Toaster - and so was Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

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Gods above and below, I miss my Amiga - the Amiga Basic was the most absurdly user friendly programming language that I have ever encountered. (My very first program was written in APL... an acronym that stands for A Programming Language. Because, nerds.)

 

The Auld Grump

1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

I got Sephy a ball. She loves it!

 

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And thus did young Sephy discover the wonderful world of Pilates.

 

The Auld Grump

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I hate plumbing.

 

I need to make another trip to the hardware store tomorrow. I'm trying not to leave the house. I really am. But I gotta get this crap fixed.

 

Also, I need to relabel all my breakers because the labels are all faded and unreadable. And whoever did the wiring in this house needs to be both shot and thanked for how they set them up in the first place. There are separations like ceiling lights being on a different breaker from outlets. That's great, and I wish my mom's house had that when I was growing up. But they also did stuff like putting all the ceiling lights for 3 rooms on a single breaker, and half of one room's outlets on one and the other half on another that's also linked to a different room rather than doing it by room. So if I wanted to kill the power to my whole kitchen, I have to kill like 4 breakers. So I want to thank them for dividing things like lighting from power outlets, but I want to shoot them for the manner in which they did it.

 

If I had to kill 4 breakers for the kitchen and they were things like "north wall outlets," "ceiling lights," "stove and south wall" and "disposal outlets" then I wouldn't mind. It'd be great to be able to cut power to specific areas and not have to run extension cables from the next room to use power tools. I did enough of that helping my relatives out when I was a kid and battery operated tools were basically limited to power screwdrivers. But the way they divided things just makes me shake my head.

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11 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

My very first program was written in APL... an acronym that stands for A Programming Language. Because, nerds.

 

 

APL was awesome....nothing better than trying to learn a unusual language AND the whole greek alphabet at the same time, from a prof with a very strong accent and incredibly poor hand writing.

We once spent 15 minutes trying to figure out what character he'd written (there was no use putting up your hand to ask, he never looked at the class) only to eventually determine it was the word "if".....:blink:

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I just saw an over-sink dish rack for the first time.

 

I am filled with an incalculable want.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

 

Mom! Mom!  Look Mom! It’s round. No matter which way I turn it, it’s always round!!  And it rolls!!!  It rolls all the ways!  Look Mom, not just one way, all the ways!!!

 

::): ::): ::):

 

#goSephy

And it bounces ::o: ::o:

 

 

She hasn’t quite figured out how to make the bounce happen though.

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